The second part of the URI must be authservice to call the AuthorityServiceController. This controller can be used to get information about the level of function supported by installed authority managers.


Get information about the level of function supported by installed authority managers. This action executes the MQCMD_INQUIRE_AUTH_SERVICE pcf command. On success, the returned JSON object will have a data array, on failure an error object.

URL Parameters



The name of the queuemanager. This parameter is required!

Query Parameters


With the AuthServiceAttrs parameter you can specify which attributes must be returned from the PCF command. Multiple occurences of this parameter are possible. The value must be a (case-sensitive) valid attribute name.

Attrs is a synonym for AuthServiceAttrs


Name of authorization service.




 * Inquire all authority service information for a queuemanager.
 * MQWeb runs on localhost and is listening on port 8081. 
if ( count($argv) < 2 ) {
	echo 'Please pass a queuemanager name as argument', PHP_EOL;
$qmgr = $argv[1];

$url = 'http://localhost:8081/api/authservice/inquire/' . $qmgr;

$curl = curl_init();
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);

if ( ($response = curl_exec($curl)) === false )	{
	$err = curl_error($curl);
	echo 'An HTTP error occurred while getting authority service information from '
		, $qmgr
		, ': '
		, $err
		, PHP_EOL;
} else {
	$json = json_decode($response);
	// When there is an error object returned, something went wrong with
	// the WebSphere MQ command.
	if ( isset($json->error) ) {
		echo 'An MQ error occurred while inquiring  status from '
			, $qmgr
			, PHP_EOL;
		echo 'Reason Code: '
			,	$json->error->reason->code
			, " - "
			, $json->error->reason->desc
			, PHP_EOL;
	else {
		if ( isset($json->data) && count($json->data) > 0 ) {
			foreach($json->data as $authservice)
				foreach($authservice->ServiceComponent->value as $serviceComponent) {
					echo $serviceComponent, PHP_EOL;
			echo "No authority services found\n";

JSON Object

When using an application/json POST request you can post a JSON object with names like the query parameters.

All URL parameters and query parameters are ignored except for the URL parameter for the name of the queuemanager.

There are some differences between query parameters and a JSON object:

use strict;
use warnings;
use feature qw(say);

use JSON;
use LWP::UserAgent;
use HTTP::Request::Common;

# This sample will show all authority service information

my $qmgr = shift;
die("Please pass me the name of a queuemanager as argument") 
	unless defined($qmgr);

my $json = JSON->new;

my %input = ( 
my $content = $json->encode(\%input);    

my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
my $req = POST 'http://localhost:8081/api/authservice/inquire/' . $qmgr;
	'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
	'Content-length' => length($content)

my $res = $ua->request($req);
die $res->status_line unless $res->is_success;

my $mqweb = $json->decode($res->content());
use Data::Dumper;
print Dumper($mqweb);

if ( exists($mqweb->{error}) ) {
	say 'An MQ error occurred while inquiring authority services.';
	say 'Reason Code: '
		, $mqweb->{error}->{reason}->{code}
		, ' - '
		, $mqweb->{error}->{reason}->{desc};
else {
	foreach my $authservice(@{$mqweb->{data}}) {
		foreach my $serviceComponent(@{$authservice->{ServiceComponent}->{value}}) {
			say $serviceComponent;